Located across from Novena Church and just a few stores down from Kyushu Pancake Cafe, Waan Cha specialises in milk tea drinks, much like the ones you find on the streets of Thailand. The no-frills store is mainly for takeaway drinks, but there are a couple of seats for those who want to enjoy their housemade macarons ($2.50). Pop by with your colleagues after lunch and grab the iced Thai Coffee Milk Tea ($3.30) to go — it's refreshing and makes for a great caffeine boost. The Thai Milk Tea ($3.30) is not as sweet as the ones we are familiar with, and is made with a blend of spices and black tea leaves from Thailand. The crowd-pleasing Thai Milk Green Tea ($3.30) owes its emerald green to a blend of sencha, matcha and green tea leaves while the Thai Pink Milk ($3.30) is made with a combination of evaporated and condensed milk, with a splash of concentrated sala liquid. Pro tip: Flash your CPF or IRAS staff pass to enjoy 10 percent off your bill, or get one free if you buy three!
Avg price: $5 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Jacq Ong